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Learners moot their way from Tuks to The Hague
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 21 Jan 2014

Participants who have excelled in the 3rd National Schools Moot Court Competition, hosted by the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, have been invited to compete against their international counterparts in the 2014 High School Moot Court Competition at The Hague, Netherlands.

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UPdate 2014 Paediatric Conference
Prof Robin Green
Posted on 21 Jan 2014

The Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Pretoria would like to invite you to attend our latest UPdate in 2014. From the 28th February to 2 March we will be hosting our annual Continuing Medical Education meeting to address the latest issues facing Paediatricians in Private Practice in South Africa.

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New Deputy Dean appointed in Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education
Posted on 21 Jan 2014

Prof Max Braun has been appointed as the new Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Education.
Prof Braun was Head of Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, in the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria, since 2009. He has been acting as Deputy Dean since July 2013. Formerly, he was a Professor in the Department of Physics in the School of Physical Sciences, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Pretoria.

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Seminar invitation: Peacemaking and human security in Africa
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 20 Jan 2014

The Department of Political Sciences and the Mellon Research Group on Peace and Conflict in Africa invite you to a seminar entitled "Peacemaking and Human Security: Examining the conceptual relationship and questions raised for South Africa's role in peacemaking in African conflicts", to be presented by Dr 'Funmi Olonisakin, on Friday 24 January.

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Dr Kirstie Rendall-Mkosi awarded the inaugural Jakes Gerwel Award in Public Health
Ronel Leyds
Posted on 17 Jan 2014

Dr Kirstie Rendall-Mkosi, a senior lecturer in the School of Health Systems and Public Health at the Faculty of Health Sciences, UP, is the proud recipient of the inaugural Jakes Gerwel Award in Public Health.

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Welcome to all UP students
DUR
Posted on 15 Jan 2014

Welcome to the University of Pretoria (UP), a leading South African university. You have succeeded in being selected from the over 40 000 students who applied for admission to Tuks, as we are popularly known.



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UP Vice-Chancellor appointed to Talloires Network steering committee
DUR
Posted on 13 Jan 2014

The Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, has been appointed as one of the three new members of the Steering Committee of the Talloires Network, an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education.

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Positive discourse needed around matric results
Posted on 13 Jan 2014

Prof Irma Eloff, Dean of the Faculty of Education at UP, is cautiously optimistic about the future of school education in South Africa. The 2013 matric pass rate of 78,2% was greeted with praise from some quarters, but with scepticism from others. In an interview on the SABC’s 24 hour news channel, after the announcement of the results, Prof Eloff said that this scepticism was healthy.


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Faculty of Law delivers another group of Master of laws in human rights graduates
Elzet Hurter/Carole Viljoen
Posted on 18 Dec 2013

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria congratulates its class of 2013 Master of Laws (LLM) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa on graduating on International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2013. Twenty three students graduated from the programme obtaining their LLM degrees while another three students obtained their MPhil degrees. Another group of ten students obtained their LLM (International Human Rights Law and HIV in Africa) while a further two received their LLM (Multidisciplinary Human Rights).

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Tribute to Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
DUR
Posted on 13 Dec 2013

Our beloved Madiba, we thank you very much for what you did for us and for our country. Your struggle for justice, freedom and equality was an example, not only for all South Africans, but indeed for the whole world.

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